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The Center for a New American Security engages policymakers, experts and the public with innovative, fact-based research, ideas and analysis to shape and elevate the national security debate. A key part of our mission is to inform and prepare the national security leaders of today and tomorrow.

The Center for a New American Security engages policymakers, experts and the public with innovative, fact-based research, ideas and analysis to shape and elevate the national security debate. A key part of our mission is to inform and prepare the national security leaders of today and tomorrow.
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The Center for a New American Security engages policymakers, experts and the public with innovative, fact-based research, ideas and analysis to shape and elevate the national security debate. A key part of our mission is to inform and prepare the national security leaders of today and tomorrow.

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English


Episodes

Quantum Hegemony? China’s Ambitions and the Challenge to U.S. Innovation Leadership

9/21/2018
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Paul Scharre, Director and Senior Fellow of the Technology and National Security program at CNAS, hosts a discussion with Technology and National Security Adjunct Fellow Elsa Kania on her new report about the basics of quantum technology, China’s related efforts, and what the United States should do to maintain its technological leadership.

Duration:00:27:12

Women in National Security: Yasmin Faruki

10/24/2017
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Former CNAS Executive Intern Yasmin Faruki shares her thoughts on beginning a career in national security as a woman of color and the importance of seeking out challenges.

Duration:00:09:41

Women in National Security: Dr. Nora Bensahel

10/13/2017
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Dr. Nora Bensahel is a distinguished scholar in residence at the School of International Service at American University. She was most recently a senior fellow and codirector of the responsible defense program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), where she previously served as deputy director of studies.

Duration:00:20:30

CNAS Event: A conversation with Sir Adrian Fulford, UK Investigatory Powers Commissioner

10/12/2017
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Last year, the United Kingdom passed the Investigatory Powers Bill, which codifies the British government's domestic surveillance authorities. The bill requires that surveillance orders be authorized and overseen by a group of "judicial commissioners," headed by an Investigatory Powers Commissioner. This marks the first time that judges will be involved in authorizing national-security surveillance in the UK. In March, Prime Minister Theresa May appointed Lord Justice Adrian Fulford, the...

Duration:00:47:58

Women in National Security: Kimberly Jackson

10/6/2017
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Kimberly Jackson, a senior policy analyst at the RAND Corporation, shares her advice on seizing opportunities and the importance of self-advocating in military environments. Hosted by Katherine Kidder, Fellow with the CNAS Military, Veterans, and Society Program.

Duration:00:20:51

Women in National Security: Dr. Tamara Cofman Wittes

9/28/2017
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Dr. Tamara Cofman Wittes, senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, talks about the impacts of female leadership in foreign diplomacy and overcoming personal doubts and fears.​​

Duration:00:17:19

What's Happening with Trump and the Iran Nuclear Deal?

9/27/2017
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CNAS experts Ilan Goldenberg and Elizabeth Rosenberg discuss the regional and global implications of the Iran nuclear deal. The discussion focuses on what happens if President Trump begins unraveling the nuclear agreement by not certifying Iranian compliance to Congress. Hosted by Neal Urwitz.

Duration:00:15:46

National Competition in Artificial Intelligence

9/26/2017
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Vladimir Putin recently said that whoever leads in artificial intelligence "will be ruler of the world." Elon Musk has warned that national competition in AI is the "most likely cause of WW3." Are we at risk of an AI arms race?

Duration:00:09:26

David Norquist and Bob Hale discuss the Defense Budget

9/21/2017
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Pentagon Under Secretary of Defense Comptroller David Norquist and former Comptroller Robert Hale sit down to discuss continuing resolutions and the defense budget. Hosted by CNAS Defense Strategies and Assessments Program Fellow Susanna Blume.

Duration:00:19:25

Women in National Security: Rebecca Zimmerman

9/21/2017
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RAND Corporation Policy Researcher Rebecca Zimmerman discusses her experiences in the defense community and navigating expectations in the field.

Duration:00:13:56

A New Push for Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC)

9/15/2017
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Susanna Blume, fellow with the CNAS Defense Strategies and Assessments Program, discusses the new push for Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC). Hosted by Neal Urwitz.

Duration:00:04:35

What does the U.S. withdrawal mean for the 2015 Paris Agreement?

9/14/2017
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Dr. David Gordon, Divya Reddy, and Elizabeth Rosenberg are the authors of the report, "After Paris: A Climate Agenda that Serves U.S. Interests." In this episode, the authors discuss foreign policy implications for the United States withdrawing from the 2015 agreement. Hosted by JaRel Clay.

Duration:00:08:19

Women in National Security: Nayyera Haq

9/14/2017
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Nayyera Haq, CEO of Avicenna Strategy, talks about the power of women owning their femininity and authenticity in a field full of men. Hosted by Loren DeJonge Schulman, Deputy Director of Studies at CNAS.

Duration:00:13:55

Women in National Security: Christine Wormuth

9/7/2017
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Christine Wormuth, director of the Center for Resilience at the Atlantic Council, shares her thoughts on the importance of diversity in the national security community and self-confidence for professional women. Hosted by Julianne Smith, Senior Fellow and Director of the CNAS Transatlantic Security Program.

Duration:00:12:26

Women in National Security: Michèle Flournoy

9/5/2017
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CNAS Co-Founder and CEO Michèle Flournoy discusses working in a male-dominated environment and shares advice for overcoming obstacles and making career decisions. Hosted by Rachel Rizzo, Research Associate with the CNAS Transatlantic Security Program.

Duration:00:12:35

Drones Podcast Series: Military and Non-State Actor Uses of Commercial Drones

8/24/2017
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Jeremy Hsu, a science and tech journalist in New York, joins CNAS experts Paul Scharre and Alexandra Sander to discuss military and non-state actor uses of commercial drones.

Duration:00:22:13

A Conversation with the 2017 NCCDC Champions

8/24/2017
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Christian Beam and Justin Wright are two members of Cyber Dawgs, the champions from this year's National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. Beam and Wright stopped by to discuss the competition and importance of recruiting rising stars in cyber security for public service. Hosted by Amy Schafer.

Duration:00:07:42

Paul Scharre Discusses Open Letter on Autonomous Weapons

8/22/2017
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Paul Scharre, senior fellow and director of the CNAS Technology and National Security Program, discusses an open letter warning of the dangers of autonomous weapons. While some have interpreted the letter calling for a ban, Scharre doesn't believe it's that clear cut. Hosted by JaRel Clay.

Duration:00:10:02

Assessing North Korea's Nuclear Threat

8/9/2017
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Dr. Daniel Kliman, a senior fellow with the CNAS Asia-Pacific Security Program, discusses the growing threat posed by North Korea's nuclear weapons program and the implications for the United States. Hosted by Neal Urwitz.

Duration:00:06:41